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Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet

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Botany Bay is renowned as the site of Captain Cook's first landing on the east coast of New Holland in 1770, infamous as the place chosen by the British as a dumping ground for convicts, and celebrated as the birthplace of Australia. Drawing on stories, objects, images, memories, and the landscape itself, this work presents Botany Bay in all of its complex significance ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 30th 2006 by Allen & Unwin (first published July 1st 2005)
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Jennifer (JC-S)
‘Botany Bay, Captain Cook, 1770. Place, person, date. The stuff of history.’

Botany Bay is a significant site in Australian cultural history. It was the site of Captain Cook’s first landing on the east coast of New Holland in 1770, was selected by the British as the site for a penal colony and is often referred to as the birthplace of Australia. This is not Botany Bay’s only history: it has a different significance for Indigenous Australians. At least in part, possession has led to displacement a
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